November 25, 2013

"Wise Guy" - owl painting by Kirkeeide

Wise Guy
6 x 6 oil on panel
©2013 Deb Kirkeeide

Another little owl painting in much the same style as my previous owl. Little studies that I want to translate into some larger pieces. Looking forward to this one - I already have framing in mind for this one. I know it may be a bit of the cart before the horse, but once together they create a whole package.

November 21, 2013

Higbee Gallery 6x6 show

Wading Pool
6x6 Oil
©2013 Deb Kirkeeide

Early Morning Flight
6x6 Oil
©2013 Deb Kirkeeide

It's been a while since I've painted this small and these two just got juried into the Randy Higbee 6" squared show in Costa Mesa, California! I'm pretty pleased to be included in the show and in the good company of  so many fine artists! If you're in the area stop in and check it out. The reception is December 7th and the show runs until Christmas.

November 14, 2013

The Treasure Collector - Crow on Jar oil painting - Deb Kirkeeide

The Treasure Collector
18 x 14 Oil
© 2013 Deb Kirkeeide 

This is a variation on the theme of the crow and the jar story. In this case, being fond of bright shiny objects I think he could be a collector of treasures. The question here seems to be whether he is hiding his new found treasures or taking them away.

A thirsty crow noticed a huge jar and saw that at the very bottom there was a little bit of water. For a long time the crow tried to spill the water out so that it would run over the ground and allow her to satisfy her tremendous thirst. After exerting herself for some time in vain, the crow grew frustrated and applied all her cunning with unexpected ingenuity: as she tossed little stones into the jar, the water rose of its own accord until she was able to take a drink.

November 5, 2013

Sandhill Crane - original oil painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Sandhill Crane
28 x 22 Oil
©2013 Deb Kirkeeide

I just finished this one in time to enter into a local show. Jury selections aren't revealed until December. Kind of a long wait for little ol' impatient me. I've been in search of some sandhills for years! I never seem to come upon them anywhere. My sister had a couple show up on her street. Luckily she had her camera in hand! But a visit to Nebraska during migration is definitely on my bucket list - hopefully soon.

November 1, 2013

The Visionary - small owl painting - Deb Kirkeeide

"The Visionary"
8 x 6 Oil
©2013 Deb Kirkeeide

More birds coming your way! I've just painted a flock of them for an upcoming holiday show at The Minnetonka Center for the Arts. If you are in the area be sure to stop by - lots of beautiful for that special gift.

This is a small study for a larger painting that I have planned. Looking forward to diving into that one soon. This is on its way to the previously mentioned show next week. If you are interested in this one, let me know before Tuesday. $300 framed.